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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
(403)678-2462
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Ranked #17 of 23 Attractions in Canmore
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
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Farmington, UT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is only one exhibit here, which is a story of the 2013 floods. While it is well done and you really gain an appreciation for a city coming together, you can go through it in under 20 mins and then that is all there is. We thought given the title Geoscience Center there would be something about the geography... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Due to the flood, they had a limited viewing-- with plans to be up and running in 2015. VERY nice staff there, though, that gave us the ins/outs of Canmore

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Calgary, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you have not gone, then go It's great has parking right downtown, great location to walk to from most of the hotels in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Could have a few more exhibits on mountain sports but the historical and geoscientific info presented is great. The movie is a must see.

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Tallebudgera, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I took my grandchildren aged 12 and 10 during the school holidays. Museums can be daunting to kids, but the lady volunteer administrator gave them a clipboard with a treasure hunt questionnaire. They loved it and learned quite a bit in the process. There's plenty there for the grown ups too! Entry price is miniscule.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nothing special, but cute. Very small and just a few things that shows about the history of the city. Is cheap. So is worthy.

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Melbourne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Worth a look for a "donation" entry fee. The video of the grumpy bear trying to get into the bear proof rubbish bin was amusing.

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Peterborough, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This museum is not large but is very interesting it explains how Canmore got it start and the mining industry. Very worthwhile.

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wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you don't care about how the area of Canmore developed or about rocks, etc., you might get bored in here. We liked it quite a bit and took awhile to get through this small museum. Another couple was going through when we were and I noticed they were gone fairly quickly. It's cheap with a free booklet at the... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very nice little museum located within the downtown Civic Center with lots of nice area to walk around.

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